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Old 05-09-2015, 07:55 PM   #101
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The 1928-early 1930 Instrument panel is now made in Nickle with the correct holes and is very nice.

http://parts.modelastore.com/show_Product.asp?ID=12208


Ammeters coming soon.

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Old 05-09-2015, 11:20 PM   #102
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The 1928-early 1930 Instrument panel is now made in Nickle with the correct holes and is very nice.

http://parts.modelastore.com/show_Product.asp?ID=12208


Ammeters coming soon.

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You get one in late 31 and you have a sale!
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Old 05-10-2015, 06:10 PM   #103
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An express bed, our at least the front and tailgate. There are so many AAs around now that are available for restoration, and most folks with stakebeds aren't as interested in them as they are in express beds.
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Old 05-10-2015, 08:20 PM   #104
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Enough people to make it happen and a great quality USA Made Bill Stipe shock absorber is now available to all.....and they are selling like hot cakes !
Selling like hot cakes huh??
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Old 05-11-2015, 06:18 AM   #105
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Will the ammeters be 20 or 30 amp ones and when will they be ready? The ones in both of my '28 A's and my '27 T are cheaply made and are loose fitting.
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Old 05-11-2015, 06:33 AM   #106
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Selling like hot cakes huh??
You must have accurate sales figures then? Could you provide them here please?
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Old 05-11-2015, 07:36 AM   #107
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I agree with Brent... I just bought a New Berg Radiator..... When all said and done $800 bucks. Yes it was expensive.... Quality was excellent!!!!! Did it work YOU BET!!!

Small shop... limited market..... top quality........= Higher cost.

I am a bit surprised a fuel tank has not been produced. I would think a market would exist between restoration and rodders?
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Old 05-11-2015, 03:07 PM   #108
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You must have accurate sales figures then? Could you provide them here please?

It really is not my place to share any of Bill's personal information he & I have discussed here. My take is if you feel you need to know his sales figures, then maybe it would be best if YOU contacted Bill and asked.
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Old 05-12-2015, 02:25 AM   #109
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I can see that the quality versus cost issue is very real, BUT, does it cost any more to punch a hole in the exact location it should be instead of 1/8" or more off? Or, if a company is tooling up for a particular part, does it cost anymore to make a correct shaped die, for example, than one that is nowhere near proper dimensions? I can see better quality control and closer tolerances costing more, but why would a vendor accept parts that are designed wrong in the first place?
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Old 05-12-2015, 02:52 AM   #110
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the title is;

"What Part Would You Want to See Reproduced with Quality?"

It's not "Lets bitch about how many are crap and why."

We see there are people making parts that we want and need that fit and look good. Are they exact, some no, but they are better then most and far better then none.

Let me add that I get a knot on my stomach when I read/hear how something cannot be done. Talk should be, how we can do something, how can we get it done.

How many of you have kids/grandkids? When they say "I can't do it." do you say, "OK fine it's too (fill in the blank) for you, have a seat and rest."

So go back and reread this thread and see all the posts about why something cannot be done.
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Old 05-12-2015, 04:50 AM   #111
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All of them!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:50 PM   #112
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oddly enough, there might have been a very few repro parts available back in the '60s and '70s that were better than today's versions.

Many guys today report faulty ammeters and while there have always been fit and authenticity issues, I never had any performance issues with the older repros. Ditto for the light switches.

I recall Rick's Parts (gasp!) being among the first to advertise better-quality headlamp sockets. I perceived that the terminals sold on harnesses back then were improper and made my own out of miniature copper tubing, and never had a headlamp problem.

Back then, the dealers sold a somewhat-authentic looking Electrolock that was imported from Spain. Unfortunately the cable was too stiff and the thing was difficult to install. I wonder why an authentic version of the locking part never got reproduced, if the cable itself is now being made.

Overall, though, the quality of today's repros exceeds those of yesteryear, let alone the wider variety of items.
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Old 05-13-2015, 04:25 PM   #113
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Its great that you can now get parts for the right hand drive steering boxes, both 2 & 7 tooth. This has kept a lot of RH drive cars on the road. It would now be just wonderful if new RH drive PITMAN ARMS were available. Well better get back to work now the rain has stopped. Happy Motoring
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Old 05-13-2015, 11:15 PM   #114
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A nice USA made ammeter........or headlight connectors that don't short..... keep it simple gentlemen
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Old 05-14-2015, 06:44 AM   #115
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A 30/31 dash light that works correctly and doesn't go dead after one week.
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Old 05-14-2015, 08:12 AM   #116
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I can see that the quality versus cost issue is very real, BUT, does it cost any more to punch a hole in the exact location it should be instead of 1/8" or more off? Or, if a company is tooling up for a particular part, does it cost anymore to make a correct shaped die, for example, than one that is nowhere near proper dimensions? I can see better quality control and closer tolerances costing more, but why would a vendor accept parts that are designed wrong in the first place?

Being a machinist in my past life the answer is no. It does not cost more to do it right. It takes pride in what you are doing. Some people do it just for the money, could care less if it is right. As long as they can get away with it, it will not change.
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Old 05-14-2015, 08:26 AM   #117
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I have to agree with ericr....... I first started fooling with Model A's in 1971 and I believe that TODAY we are seeing better made parts than what we had back then, and it is getting better every year.

With 3-D printing technology we will see even better quality parts down the road. Ten years from now we'll be saying 'Remember that such-and -such part back in '15? Wasn't the greatest fit but wow look what we have today!

Maybe we'll have electric Model A's by then
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Old 05-14-2015, 09:33 AM   #118
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Old 05-14-2015, 11:44 AM   #119
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how about ALL OF THEM
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Door Trim Panel Springs. The a/m ones are too thick and will not collapse far enough to get the door handle locking pin into place without a fight.

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